A series of essays exploring the themes of JUMP.

New essays and interviews will be added throughout the festival, so check back!


Interview: Play Wooden

An interview with Oluwatosin Shittu of Play Wooden, whose wooden games will be at the Waltham Forest Games Market.

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Viviane Schwarz writes about “snaddering”, a new way of inventing board games with friends.

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Interview: Street Tape Games

An interview with Helen Kwok and Chad Toprak, artists behind the brightly-coloured Street Tape Games.

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Crafts in Games

Journalist and presenter Jordan Erica Webber discusses her history of crafting in games.

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Knitting Toys

Sachiyo Ishii talks about her path into designing knitted toys, and her approach to pattern design.

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